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Welcome to DreamForge

DreamForge is an exciting new Quarterly Science and Fantasy Fiction Magazine published by DreamForge Press. At DreamForge, our mission is hope. In all worlds and times, our tales revolve around those individuals and groups who bring meaning and value to the world, whose actions are of consequence, and whose dreams are the vanguard of things to come.

Check out our Proof of Concept work in developing an Illustrated Design.

DreamForge is a project of Scot and Jane Noel, lifelong geeks and fans of fantasy and science fiction. Disenchanted with today's emphasis on grim, apocalyptic tales in speculative fiction, we decided to tell tales of hope in the universe, where reason and humane values survive and occasionally triumph.

We hope you'll join us as we connect dreamers, past and future, to rekindle that spirit of science and fantasy fiction we knew in our youth - the hope and belief that we can work together to build a better world.

So far in our careers together, my wife Jane and I have worked as project managers of computer game development at Dreamforge Intertainment; we’ve owned a web design and digital marketing agency known as Chroma Studios, and now, with this latest adventure, our goal is to light a candle against the darkness.

With DreamForge Press, and starting with DreamForge Magazine, we want to entertain you with great stories, to pay our authors and illustrators well, and promote stories that celebrate humanity over ideology, wonder and compassion instead of apocalyptic anticipation, and hope instead of a retreat into the grim and the dark.

A few lines from our magazine’s value statement.

“Our goal is to publish fiction and commentary that embody, in one way or another, these essential principles: integrity and decency, compassion and creativity, intelligence and inventiveness, the rule of law and liberty under the law, the dignity of the individual, and the power of synergy to unleash the potential of disparate individuals and communities for the betterment of all.”

“We prefer tales where individuals struggle for the ascendency of humane values and communities work together to overcome dire challenges. We believe the core tool kit for human advancement is comprised of science and medicine, technology and artistic expression, an adherence to irrefutable and objective truth, universal education, exploration, and the free and equitable commerce of goods and ideas.”

That’s us; that’s DreamForge, and now -

We need your support!. 

First, tell others about us.

Spread the word. Check out our website and Social Media. If you like what you see, tell your friends and share the links.

Second, consider subscribing or donating a few bucks.

Don’t do it for Jane and I, but so that we can pay our authors and illustrators better, afford ever more talented contributors and create ever more amazing issues.

We’re not asking for a free ride. We’re investing a great deal of our own resources into this venture. In fact, we make you, our Patreon Supporters, this pledge – that not a single dollar pledged on Patreon will go into our pockets.

Your support is for our Authors and Illustrators first, and then to cover any print production and mailing costs for those of you who support us at the level of receiving print issues.

We are Not Alone.

Other talented individuals are rallying to our side, including best-selling science and fantasy fiction author Jane Lindskold (DreamForge’s Senior Advisor & Creative Consultant) and renowned illustrator Mark Zingarelli (our Illustration & Art Director), whose work has appeared in major magazines like The New Yorker. And you can learn more about Jane and Scot Noel on the DreamForge website.

We’ve already started to acquire stories and illustrations and to plan out our issues, all aimed at a target launch date of Valentine’s Day, 2019.

You can fully participate as a subscriber to both our online and print versions of the magazine for as little as 11 cents a day.

The arc by which fiction changes the world is long and subtle, but powerful nonetheless.
Are you a Dreamer too?

Join us as a Founding Member of DreamForge Magazine, and thank you!
Tiers
In the Know
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to Patreon Only Posts, including:
  • Monthly Transparency Reports on Our Use of Patreon Funding
  • Patreon First Reports on Authors and Illustrators in upcoming Issues, as well as story excerpts as Stories come under contract, months ahead of publication.
  • Patreon Polls to help us understand your preferences in science and fantasy fiction and, hopefully, build a better experience for our readers.


This subscription level is unlocked immediately.

Digital DreamForge Plus
$2.50 or more per month 0 patrons
All the Benefits of Tier One, plus:
  • A Digital Subscription to DreamForge Magazine*
  • Access to the Development and Content of our First eBook – The Stellar Glory, months ahead of anyone else, at no additional cost.
  • First Access to the DreamForge Online Portal, including Beta Testing for early Supporters.


*This subscription level is unlocked after 3 months of patronage. 


Because our Premiere Issue is scheduled for release 2/14/19, we hope you will enjoy reading a new science fiction novel as it is proofed and comes together, with a final eBook edition available in January, 2019. 


Should you drop your subscription at any time, Tier Fulfillment will be based on the total you have contributed up to that point.

Print Dreamforge Plus
$3.33 or more per month 5 patrons
All the Benefits of Tier One and Tier Two, plus:
  • Print Subscription to DreamForge Magazine
  • Digital Subscription with Bonus Stories
  • DreamForge Welcome Mini-Magazine and Personalized, Signed Thank You Letter from the Publisher.


*This subscription level is unlocked after 3 months of patronage.


Because our Premiere Issue is scheduled for release 2/14/19, we hope you will enjoy reading a new science fiction novel as it is proofed and comes together, with a final eBook edition available in January 2019. 


Should you drop your subscription at any time, Tier Fulfillment will be based on the total you have contributed up to that point.

Flash Fiction Improv
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All the Benefits of Tiers One, Two, and Three, plus:

In any month where you are a subscriber at the $100 level, publisher Scot Noel will personally write a Flash Fiction piece up to 1500 words of Flash Fiction on a topic or idea of your choosing. 


Flash Fiction Improv to appear as FREE fiction on the DreamForge Website under a banner recognizing your sponsorship.

Goals
$18 of $200 per month
At this level we can afford to buy one 3,300-word story/month at the base professional rate of $0.06/word.
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Welcome to DreamForge

DreamForge is an exciting new Quarterly Science and Fantasy Fiction Magazine published by DreamForge Press. At DreamForge, our mission is hope. In all worlds and times, our tales revolve around those individuals and groups who bring meaning and value to the world, whose actions are of consequence, and whose dreams are the vanguard of things to come.

Check out our Proof of Concept work in developing an Illustrated Design.

DreamForge is a project of Scot and Jane Noel, lifelong geeks and fans of fantasy and science fiction. Disenchanted with today's emphasis on grim, apocalyptic tales in speculative fiction, we decided to tell tales of hope in the universe, where reason and humane values survive and occasionally triumph.

We hope you'll join us as we connect dreamers, past and future, to rekindle that spirit of science and fantasy fiction we knew in our youth - the hope and belief that we can work together to build a better world.

So far in our careers together, my wife Jane and I have worked as project managers of computer game development at Dreamforge Intertainment; we’ve owned a web design and digital marketing agency known as Chroma Studios, and now, with this latest adventure, our goal is to light a candle against the darkness.

With DreamForge Press, and starting with DreamForge Magazine, we want to entertain you with great stories, to pay our authors and illustrators well, and promote stories that celebrate humanity over ideology, wonder and compassion instead of apocalyptic anticipation, and hope instead of a retreat into the grim and the dark.

A few lines from our magazine’s value statement.

“Our goal is to publish fiction and commentary that embody, in one way or another, these essential principles: integrity and decency, compassion and creativity, intelligence and inventiveness, the rule of law and liberty under the law, the dignity of the individual, and the power of synergy to unleash the potential of disparate individuals and communities for the betterment of all.”

“We prefer tales where individuals struggle for the ascendency of humane values and communities work together to overcome dire challenges. We believe the core tool kit for human advancement is comprised of science and medicine, technology and artistic expression, an adherence to irrefutable and objective truth, universal education, exploration, and the free and equitable commerce of goods and ideas.”

That’s us; that’s DreamForge, and now -

We need your support!. 

First, tell others about us.

Spread the word. Check out our website and Social Media. If you like what you see, tell your friends and share the links.

Second, consider subscribing or donating a few bucks.

Don’t do it for Jane and I, but so that we can pay our authors and illustrators better, afford ever more talented contributors and create ever more amazing issues.

We’re not asking for a free ride. We’re investing a great deal of our own resources into this venture. In fact, we make you, our Patreon Supporters, this pledge – that not a single dollar pledged on Patreon will go into our pockets.

Your support is for our Authors and Illustrators first, and then to cover any print production and mailing costs for those of you who support us at the level of receiving print issues.

We are Not Alone.

Other talented individuals are rallying to our side, including best-selling science and fantasy fiction author Jane Lindskold (DreamForge’s Senior Advisor & Creative Consultant) and renowned illustrator Mark Zingarelli (our Illustration & Art Director), whose work has appeared in major magazines like The New Yorker. And you can learn more about Jane and Scot Noel on the DreamForge website.

We’ve already started to acquire stories and illustrations and to plan out our issues, all aimed at a target launch date of Valentine’s Day, 2019.

You can fully participate as a subscriber to both our online and print versions of the magazine for as little as 11 cents a day.

The arc by which fiction changes the world is long and subtle, but powerful nonetheless.
Are you a Dreamer too?

Join us as a Founding Member of DreamForge Magazine, and thank you!

Recent posts by Scot Noel

Tiers
In the Know
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to Patreon Only Posts, including:
  • Monthly Transparency Reports on Our Use of Patreon Funding
  • Patreon First Reports on Authors and Illustrators in upcoming Issues, as well as story excerpts as Stories come under contract, months ahead of publication.
  • Patreon Polls to help us understand your preferences in science and fantasy fiction and, hopefully, build a better experience for our readers.


This subscription level is unlocked immediately.

Digital DreamForge Plus
$2.50 or more per month 0 patrons
All the Benefits of Tier One, plus:
  • A Digital Subscription to DreamForge Magazine*
  • Access to the Development and Content of our First eBook – The Stellar Glory, months ahead of anyone else, at no additional cost.
  • First Access to the DreamForge Online Portal, including Beta Testing for early Supporters.


*This subscription level is unlocked after 3 months of patronage. 


Because our Premiere Issue is scheduled for release 2/14/19, we hope you will enjoy reading a new science fiction novel as it is proofed and comes together, with a final eBook edition available in January, 2019. 


Should you drop your subscription at any time, Tier Fulfillment will be based on the total you have contributed up to that point.

Print Dreamforge Plus
$3.33 or more per month 5 patrons
All the Benefits of Tier One and Tier Two, plus:
  • Print Subscription to DreamForge Magazine
  • Digital Subscription with Bonus Stories
  • DreamForge Welcome Mini-Magazine and Personalized, Signed Thank You Letter from the Publisher.


*This subscription level is unlocked after 3 months of patronage.


Because our Premiere Issue is scheduled for release 2/14/19, we hope you will enjoy reading a new science fiction novel as it is proofed and comes together, with a final eBook edition available in January 2019. 


Should you drop your subscription at any time, Tier Fulfillment will be based on the total you have contributed up to that point.

Flash Fiction Improv
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
All the Benefits of Tiers One, Two, and Three, plus:

In any month where you are a subscriber at the $100 level, publisher Scot Noel will personally write a Flash Fiction piece up to 1500 words of Flash Fiction on a topic or idea of your choosing. 


Flash Fiction Improv to appear as FREE fiction on the DreamForge Website under a banner recognizing your sponsorship.